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Public Debt Management
Theory and History

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Rudiger Dornbusch, Mario Draghi, Douglas Gale, Olivier Jean Blanchard, Guillermo A. Calvo, Pablo E. Guidotti, William H. Branson, Allen Drazen, Alberto Alesina, Alessandro Pratti, Guido Tabellini, Mario Draghi, Lars E. O. Svensson, Francesco Giavazzi, Marco Pagano, Enrica Detragiache, Maurice Obstfeld, Gail E. Makinen, G. Thomas Woodward, Alberto Giovannini, Andrea Ripa Di Meana, Barry Eichengreen, E. Cary Brown, Barry P. Bosworth, Giampaolo Galli, Marcello de Cecco, Richard Portes, Ignazio Visco, Marcus Miller, Robert Skidelsky, Paul Weller, Giuseppe Bertola, Philippe Aghion, Patrick Bolton, Jean-Pierre Danthine, Pietro Reichlin
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  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521059725

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  • This book from the Centre for Economic Policy Research collects theoretical, applied and historical research on the welfare economics of public debt; how inappropriate debt management can lead to funding crises; capital levies; debt consolidation; U.S. public debt history; political influences on debt accumulation; trade-offs between indexation and maturity; and confidence effects in a stochastic rational expectations framework.

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    "...a very good collection of thoughtful essays on an important policy topic. It can be recommended highly to all scholars of fiscal policy and public debt." Journal of Economic Literature

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    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521059725
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    List of conference participants
    1. Introduction Rudiger Dornbusch and Mario Draghi
    2. The efficient design of public debt Douglas Gale
    Discussion Olivier Jean Blanchard
    3. Indexation and maturity of government bonds: an exploratory model Guillermo A. Calvo and Pablo E. Guidotti
    Discussion William H. Branson and Allen Drazen
    4. Public confidence and debt management: a model and a case study of Italy Alberto Alesina, Alessandro Pratti and Guido Tabellini
    Discussion Mario Draghi and Lars E. O. Svensson
    5. Confidence crises and public debt management Francesco Giavazzi and Marco Pagano
    Discussion Enrica Detragiache and Maurice Obstfeld
    6. Funding crises in the aftermath of World War I Gail E. Makinen and G. Thomas Woodward
    Discussion Alberto Giovannini and Andrea Ripa Di Meana
    7. The capital levy in theory and practice Barry Eichengreen
    8. Episodes in the public debt history of the United States E. Cary Brown
    Discussion Barry P. Bosworth and Giampaolo Galli
    9. The Italian national debt conversion of 1906 Marcello de Cecco
    Discussion Richard Portes and Ignazio Visco
    10. Fear of deficit financing - is it rational? Marcus Miller, Robert Skidelsky and Paul Weller
    Discussion Giuseppe Bertola
    11. Government domestic debt and the risk of default: a political-economic model of the strategic role of debt Philippe Aghion and Patrick Bolton
    Discussion Jean-Pierre Danthine and Pietro Reichlin
    Index.

  • Editors

    Rudiger Dornbusch
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    Mario Draghi
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    Contributors

    Rudiger Dornbusch, Mario Draghi, Douglas Gale, Olivier Jean Blanchard, Guillermo A. Calvo, Pablo E. Guidotti, William H. Branson, Allen Drazen, Alberto Alesina, Alessandro Pratti, Guido Tabellini, Mario Draghi, Lars E. O. Svensson, Francesco Giavazzi, Marco Pagano, Enrica Detragiache, Maurice Obstfeld, Gail E. Makinen, G. Thomas Woodward, Alberto Giovannini, Andrea Ripa Di Meana, Barry Eichengreen, E. Cary Brown, Barry P. Bosworth, Giampaolo Galli, Marcello de Cecco, Richard Portes, Ignazio Visco, Marcus Miller, Robert Skidelsky, Paul Weller, Giuseppe Bertola, Philippe Aghion, Patrick Bolton, Jean-Pierre Danthine, Pietro Reichlin

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